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What you need to know

What you need to know

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SIDS is a term for the sudden death of an infant under one year of age, which remains unexplained after an in-depth case investigation.

Experts cannot predict which babies will die of SIDS. But YOU can take precautions to limit the chances of this tragedy taking place. Please browse this site and learn how to protect your baby.

Is it SUID or SIDS?

Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) is a term used to describe the unexpected infants' deaths. It is not an official diagnosis.  

After a thorough and comprehensive investigation, if no cause has been identified, the infant death may be most accurately described as SIDS. To learn more, visit: CDC About SUID and SIDS and NIH Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

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Videos and Brochures

The following informational videos and brochures were developed to distribute to hospitals, birthing centers and other medical facilities.   

ABCs of Safe Sleep:

Nursing and Health Care Provider Education

The national Safe to Sleep® campaign (formerly Back to Sleep), led by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), recently launched an updated free continuing education (CE) activity, Risk Reduction for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and Other Sleep-Related Causes of Infant Death, now available online for nurses and health care providers to update their knowledge about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep related causes of infant death. The updated CE activity gathers the latest research on SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death and the safe sleep recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics into one place so that nurses and health care providers can learn risk-reduction practices quickly and easily. In addition to providing key messages that nurses can share with parents and caregivers, the updated CE activity also offers specific communication practices that nurses can easily incorporate into their work day. It is approved by the Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver of the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation, for 1.5 contact hours. 

​Sudden Unexplained Infant D​eath Reporting​

For more information, contact Jackie Moline at Jackie.Moline@nebraska.gov